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How can I sort posts by popularity or page views in my template file? I guess I need to count page views first, is there any good plugin to integrate with to sort posts by views or what is the best practice of doing it.

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The WP Postviews plugin is one of the most used to record post views.

Then you can sort by amount by;

<?php if (function_exists('get_most_viewed')): ?>
    <?php get_most_viewed(); ?>
<?php endif; ?>

Or pass in the variables to the URL:


Or even run a custom query that sorts by the post_meta value.

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